Fox goes birther, treats Obama citizenship challenge as serious news

Posted Jul 14, 2009, 3:47 PM PT by Jed Lewison • First broadcast: Jul 14, 2009

Just when you thought Fox couldn’t get any lower:

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Surely, Fox knows that President Obama was in fact born in Hawaii, as his birth certificate and birth announcements in local papers make clear. The fact that Fox reported this story as if it were an serious legal question, offering only a terse statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to debunk the birthers, demonstrates their complete lack of ethical or journalistic standards.